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sphmug Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:26 AM
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Why Do The Framers Hate America?
The Treaty of Barbary was unanimously approved by the Senate and signed by President John Adams in 1797. It contains the following article:

Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:33 AM
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1. That was the first treaty the US entered into and a Treaty is
The Supreme Law of the Land
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KissMeKate Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:38 AM
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2. kudos for finding that!!
"as the govt of the united states is not in any sense founded on the christian religion..." wow! great research!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:46 AM
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3. That's a sweet quote
It completely blows every lame fundie argument out of the water. "America is a christian nation".. my ass.
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sphmug Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:42 AM
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5. You're right, but...
Of course if one accepts logic, you are right. The problem is that fundes answer to a "higher logic."
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:57 AM
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4. That quote is often attributed to Washington.
So a lot of people claim it's false. It's not, and knowing the source of the quote is quite useful in that respect. Good post, says I!
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